Brief Course Description

Students will work as teaching assistants under the supervision of teachers in puiblic schools within the Gallup-McKinley Country School District in New Mexico. Students enrolled in the course will meet periodically during the fall 2014 semester to prepare for this unique course. Seminars complementing in-class experiences during J-term include professionalism, education department competencies and dispositions, reflective practice, and the influence of culture on schooling. Field trips to various locations on the Navajo and Zuni reservations will contribute to the conversations about the effects of culture, history, and place on academic performance.